A true New Yorker, Monica Botkier of SoHo, had a deep rooted love of the arts. Support of her imagination and individuality from her parents lead her into a school career focused on photography. Working within the fashion industry, predominantly magazine shoots, fed her creativity and developed her appreciation for fashion accessories. Botkier was constantly offered a diverse selection of bags while working on different sets and she loved their features. That’s when she began to sketch her very own ideas and created her dream bag, crafted with premium leather and jeweled embellishments. While constructing her portfolio in 2003, Botkier was drawn to the famous New York Garment District which inspired the Trigger bag that came to life in just four months. From this point forward, the brand we know today as Botkier New York was introduced to the world. Inspiration from her city allowed her to conceive an effortlessly flawless line of bags with lavish details. A plethora of these bags made of premium plush leathers and smooth finishes provide an abundant selection for the handbag connoisseur. Additionally, an array of boldly designed backpacks to exotically textured clutches, crossbody bags, totes, and satchels, amass a collection of purses with fascinating textures and fresh styles for any fashion-forward maven at an accessible cost. Whether you’re hopping on the subway train to get downtown, catching a cab uptown, or shopping in Manhattan, there’s a bag that complements your lifestyle. [+]